All Saints, Pavement, is the Guild and Civic church of York. It is also the Regimental church of the Royal Dragoon Guards. As a result there are many special services held each year at the church


Shakespeare and the Book of Common Prayer

We welcome as our guest preacher on Sunday September 16th at 10.30am Revd Dr Paul Edmondson.  Dr Edmondson is a world renouned Shakespeare and author.  He is Head of Learning and Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust at Stratford-upon-Avon and is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Birmingham.  He will be talking to us about Shakespeare and the Book of Common Prayer and should be fascinating to listen to.  Do come if you can.  There will be a chance to meet him after the service over coffee.

Harvest Festival

On Sunday 23rd September we hold our annual Harvest Festival.  The main Harvest service is in the morning at 10.30am and will be followed by Harvest lunch in Church.  There is no charge - just come and enjoy it!

Early Christian Writings - an orderly account?

Later in September we start a new series on Sunday evenings during Evensong on September 30th, October 7th, 14th and 28th at 6.30pm.  It will be given by retired classsics expert Dr Sally Guthrie and takes the early Christian writings as its topic.  We will be introduced to the fascinating world of the earlies Christian writings.  Do make a note of this series in your diaries.  For a detailed list of themes please click here.

The Poppy Project 2018 

WW1 Armistice Day 100th anniversary

Remembrance Day 11 Nov 2018

All Saints Pavement has launched a year long project which will end in November 2018. The beautiful lantern has images of poppies high above the church – look up and you will see the poppies, they will particularly visible at night with the lantern light illuminating the poppies.

We are asking individuals and groups to make poppies during the next 12 months.

The poppies can be knitted, crocheted, made from felt or however you wish to make them and they can be any size. 

Poppy Project 2018 launch

See our Poppy Project 2018 section for more information

  Stained Glass Window  

On 2 July 2015, a new stained glass window created by Helen Whittaker of Barley Studios was installed in All Saints Pavement Church. It remembers those who died in Afghanistan especially Matthew Hatton, David Hart and Ashley David Smith. The public gave donations, via The Press, York's newspaper. On behalf of the families and the church - thank you. Rev'd Jane Nattrass Priest-in-Charge.

On 1 October 2015 , the window was dedicated by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Later that day, Barley Studio received the Master's Award for Craftsmanship awarded by the York Guild of Building. 


Both the 10.30 and 18.30 services are sung services and are supported by the choir. The church has a strong choral tradition.

There is also a said service of Holy Communion at 9.00am on Sundays. Our services each Sunday use the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer

9 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Choral Matins or Sung Eucharist

6.30pm  Evensong




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